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Poster: Alison OK Date: Aug 1, 2018 11:21am
Forum: news Subject: Lifehacker: The Easiest Way to Load a Broken Webpage

Say a webpage isn’t loading right. Maybe it’s collapsed from too much traffic after going viral on Reddit. Maybe it’s blocked in your country thanks to a law like GDPR. Maybe it was recently deleted. Usually Google has a saved copy of that page. And the quickest way to get that saved copy is to type cache: in the address bar.

Just click the address bar, move your cursor all the way to the left, type cache: and hit enter. Google will load the page’s cached copy, which usually looks a lot like the normal page. The trick works on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, as long as Google is still your default search engine. (Edge tries to load an app in the Microsoft store.)

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This post was modified by Alison OK on 2018-08-01 18:21:31